Functional medicine takes on a broader and deeper perspective about what health really means. Our understanding of how the body’s systems work together, of the importance of nutrition tailored to an individual’s body, and of the substantial distinction between genetic disposition and genetic expression continues to grow rapidly.
CountryHealth has teamed up with a variety of leaders in the diagnostic field to offer you innovative tests which are often not available on the NHS. They enable us to gain a clear understanding of how your body works, whether something is missing, or something is bothering you. Our panel of providers is constantly evolving.
ImuPro offers the most comprehensive food intolerance test on the market. It is the only provider which offers a “genetic recipe book” with its ImuPro complete. We also offer the ImuPro Screen 22 as a “pretest”, and the ImuPro Vegetarian.
Food intolerances should not be confused with food allergies in the traditional sense. They are type III IgG allergies which, typically, do not present until hours or even days after the offending food has been eaten.
The Doctors Laboratory (TDL) is the largest independent provider of clinical laboratory diagnostic services in the UK. They offer a massive array of tests, some conventional and many not available on the NHS.
KASHI – Genetic tests investigate small genetic variations among humans called SNPs (pronounced “snips”) that can lead to more specialised and effective medical treatments. SNPs are single-nucleotide substitutions that occur in more than one percent of the general population.
Frequently used functional tests:
ImuPro – Food Intolerance Tests
The ImuPro tetsts help to understand which foods might be causing your health problems. We offer tests from a screening test to the ImuPro Complete which covers 270 foods and additives and provides a recipe book to support your diet changes. The results are reliable, fully reproducible and are checked through regular quality controls.
Specimen Requirements: Blood sample
Adrenal Stress Profile
This saliva test can detect imbalances in the daily circadian secretions of the stress hormones cortisol and DHEA. Imbalances in these hormones can indicate an inappropriate response that can negatively impact energy levels, emotions, and many other health complaints. These include anxiety, chronic inflammatory conditions, allergies, chronic fatigue syndrome, insomnia, depression, migraines, headaches, recurrent infections, menstrual difficulties and infertility.
Specimen Requirements: 4 saliva samples (5ml) collected at specific times over a 24-hour period
Order: Please call Dena on 01473 218 373